so here it is - now in it's home in the study.
|arty angled shot - it's actually hard to ger this huge sucker all in the lens!!|
the desk top is a super heavy bugger - lucky we had a strong male friend staying over last night who could help mr w. bring the huge thing in.
it's currently just sitting on top of those draw units - with a couple of old encyclopedias raising it up a smidge extra for good measure. we want to see what height suits this tall family first before we fix it into place - but it is so heavy that I can lean and work on the left end - and the desk top barely moves!!
mr w.will get onto fixing it onto a wooden batten on the wall - and make an end on the left so that things can be organised (ie hidden) a little better.
already it's so so so much better than my little make-shift desk i've been sitting at until now -
|before shot - i would sit at that little table on the left!!|
super glad we went with the wider top.
super happy that progress is happening - albeit slowly!
more pics of the new desk -
|my spot to blog and do (or not) uni assignments.|
|a straight on shot for those that don't appreciate my arty one!!|
we ordered the desk top online through a local kitchen cabinet making company (it was the cheapest option we found) - then we picked it up a couple of weeks later. it's plain white laminate - nothing fancy - just solid and smooth.
dimensions = 3300mm x 700mm
cost = $532.00
(making it 700mm wide instead of the usual 600mm booted the cost out a little (like $200 - eek!) - but we're really glad we went for the slightly wider width.
here's the other wall which we finished a few months ago - (and there's more pics in this study post).
many months ago (sometime last year) - we got quotes to have built in cupboards and desks added to the room - for over $3500 - ouch!!
a few ikea pieces (draw units under printer & shelf unit), sourcing some items and putting them together ourselves (the desk top and drawer units) and repainting the black shelves and all the boxes - we end up with a much cheaper alternative - and we're so happy with how it's turned out.
oh - and i've added a tab with the nefotlak. house tour up the top (as all the cool kids seem to be adding them to their blogs - and i love visiting them!) - go have a look up top ...... then come back here..... - so i'll keep photos updated in there also when we get around to doing things and documenting them.
i'll repost once i've done some more of the 'to do' list for our study also!
love love love my new desk.
hope your day is going well.
mrs c. xox